Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71532
Authors: 
Abramovsky, Laura
Griffith, Rachel
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 05/22
Abstract: 
This paper considers the impact that technology has on firms' choices over organisational form, in particular whether to produce inhouse or outsource and offshore services, and firms' decision over the location of activity. Technology reduces the transaction and adjustment costs of moving activity outside the firm and of carrying out at greater geographic distance. We find that more technology intensive firms purchase a greater amount of services on the market and purchase more offshore than less technologically intensive firms.
Subjects: 
Outsourcing
o¤shoring
ICT
business services
JEL: 
D21
F23
L23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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